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Ice volcano activity on dwarf planet Ceres

Every year throughout its 4.5-billion-year life, ice volcanoes on the dwarf planet Ceres generate enough material on average to fill a movie theater, according to a new study led by the University of Arizona. The study, led by UA planetary scientist Michael Sori, marks the first time a rate of ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano spews glowing lava

Inland, where molten rock is burning through jungle, methane explosions are hurling boulders while toxic gas is reaching some of the highest levels seen in recent times. These were new risks geologists warned of on Tuesday as Kilauea’s 19-day eruption showed no sign of easing, with repeated explosions at its ... Read More »

Lava from Hawaii volcano reaches sea, creates toxic cloud

The Hawaii County Civil Defense warned the public to beware of caustic plumes of “laze” formed from two streams of hot lava gushing into the ocean after cutting across Highway 137 on the south coast of the Big Island late Saturday and early Sunday. The laze – a term combining ... Read More »

Lava from Kilauea volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud

Authorities on Sunday warned the public to stay away from the toxic steam cloud, which is formed by a chemical reaction when lava touches seawater. Further upslope, lava continued to gush out of large cracks in the ground that formed in residential neighborhoods in a rural part of the Big ... Read More »

Lava from Hawaii volcano courses towards Big Island coast

Large streams of lava have erupted from fissures below Leilani Estates on Hawaii’s Big Island. Aerial images showed numerous fingers of fast-moving lava streams flowing downhill, threatening homes and property in their way. Local media reported that the lava flow was less than a mile (1.6 kilometers) away from Highway ... Read More »

Fissures shoot lava and steam from ground near Kilauea Volcano

Several fissures shot lava into the air on Wednesday but one flow had not advanced any further toward coastal Highway 137, which remains around a mile (1.6 km) distant, County of Hawaii Civil Defense said in a statement. No serious injuries or deaths have been reported from the eruption. Meanwhile ... Read More »

Huge fissure opens on Hawaiian volcano

The fissure, a vivid gouge of magma with steam and smoke pouring out both ends, was the 17th to open on the volcano since it began erupting on May 3. Dozens of homes have been destroyed and hundreds of people forced to evacuate in the past 10 days. As seen ... Read More »

New fissures after volcano eruptions may bring more threat

Video shared with Reuters showed huge flames burning from the fissures, appearing before mass amounts of lava deposits in residential Leilani Estates in Puna district. U.S. Geological Survey said “a large explosion in Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Wednesday may mark the beginning of more violent, explosive eruptions that could spray ... Read More »